Tag: Authentic Audience

AASL 2017 Recap

AASL 2017 Recap

This past week, our team was in Phoenix, AZ attending the AASL National Conference — the only national professional membership organization focused on school librarians and the school library community. We had a fantastic time speaking with new and veteran members of our Kidblog community. Expo Hall: Throughout the week, the Kidblog team stationed themselves in the

This past week, our team was in Phoenix, AZ attending the AASL National Conference — the only national professional membership organization focused on school librarians and the school library community. We had a fantastic time speaking with new and veteran members of our Kidblog community. Expo Hall: Throughout the week, the Kidblog team stationed themselves in the... read more

Blogging in a Library Setting

Blogging in a Library Setting

Educators are constantly encouraged to implement technology into their curriculum. The abundance of apps, websites, and online tools can quickly become overwhelming for teachers and librarians. As media specialists, it is your job to master online tools and teach the most effective platforms to other teachers in your school. It is likely you have been

Educators are constantly encouraged to implement technology into their curriculum. The abundance of apps, websites, and online tools can quickly become overwhelming for teachers and librarians. As media specialists, it is your job to master online tools and teach the most effective platforms to other teachers in your school. It is likely you have been... read more

Expanding Class Reach

Expanding Class Reach

One of the largest benefits of having students create blog posts is the opportunity for them to write for an authentic audience. Writing for an authentic audience allows students to experience more of a sense of ownership for their writing than simply writing for their own teacher can provide. Even having the opportunity to read

One of the largest benefits of having students create blog posts is the opportunity for them to write for an authentic audience. Writing for an authentic audience allows students to experience more of a sense of ownership for their writing than simply writing for their own teacher can provide. Even having the opportunity to read... read more

Kidblog Spotlight On: Mary Brown

Kidblog Spotlight On: Mary Brown

Year 5 and 6 teacher, Mary Brown, has been blogging in her New Zealand classroom for four years. Her students’ confidence in their writing has increased and they have even started setting and completing their own blogging challenges. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? Blogging looked like a highly exciting way to motivate students

Year 5 and 6 teacher, Mary Brown, has been blogging in her New Zealand classroom for four years. Her students’ confidence in their writing has increased and they have even started setting and completing their own blogging challenges. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? Blogging looked like a highly exciting way to motivate students... read more

Kidblog Spotlight On: Douglas Meckley

Kidblog Spotlight On: Douglas Meckley

After being introduced to blogging in graduate school, Douglas Meckley integrated Kidblog into his sixth grade class. He has since found a way to implement blogging into all content areas. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? I became intrigued by the possibilities of blogging when I encountered it during a graduate class

After being introduced to blogging in graduate school, Douglas Meckley integrated Kidblog into his sixth grade class. He has since found a way to implement blogging into all content areas. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? I became intrigued by the possibilities of blogging when I encountered it during a graduate class... read more

Kidblog Spotlight On: Katelyn Hileman

Kidblog Spotlight On: Katelyn Hileman

Katelyn Hileman’s third grade students were motivated to write once they were given an authentic audience via Kidblog four years ago. Katelyn discusses her student blogging journey openly with Kidblog. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? I started using it for students to blog about the books they are reading. Students write

Katelyn Hileman’s third grade students were motivated to write once they were given an authentic audience via Kidblog four years ago. Katelyn discusses her student blogging journey openly with Kidblog. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? I started using it for students to blog about the books they are reading. Students write... read more

Kidblog Spotlight On: Kathleen Sokolowski

Kidblog Spotlight On: Kathleen Sokolowski

Inspired by Franki Sibberson, Kathleen started blogging with her third grade class three years ago. Her students have since become authors, excited to write online for an authentic audience (even over vacations, weekends, and summer break!). What motivated you to start blogging with your students? KS: I switched from kindergarten to third grade and was

Inspired by Franki Sibberson, Kathleen started blogging with her third grade class three years ago. Her students have since become authors, excited to write online for an authentic audience (even over vacations, weekends, and summer break!). What motivated you to start blogging with your students? KS: I switched from kindergarten to third grade and was... read more